Sunday, August 23, 2009

List of diploma and degree mills

In the age of Google, when info is so easy to verify, you'd think jobseekers would avoid buying fake credentials from degree and diploma mills. It would also be a pretty bad idea to post your fake credentials online, or to provide them to the press.

Unfortunately, thousands of people still choose this risky shortcut, as reported by The Star:
Dodgy Degrees
http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/8/23/nation/4522725


One "university" which wasn't listed in the Sunday Star story is Washington International University, which is also a well-known diploma mill.

See the Oregon Office of Degree Authorization website, where WIU is clearly listed as a degree mill:
http://www.osac.state.or.us/oda/unaccredited.aspx

WIU is also listed on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's page of "Institutions Whose Degrees are Illegal to Use in Texas":
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/apps/ConsumerInfo/NoTX.cfm

You'll also get an idea of other "colleges" to avoid by browsing the above links. Obtaining a real degree takes time, effort, and commitment. Don't let your company hire anyone with one of these "degrees," and if you have a colleague with one of these credentials, you should report them.

1 comment:

katztales said...

isn't this fun? I receive messages every now and again from a Dr Wong offering me degrees based on my experience. First time he offered a Batch Sci but after that he went for the PhDs. I had no idea he was having any degree of success!